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| p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Adorama deal: Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS for only $799 |
I must be missing something. Why would anyone want this 24-70/4 IS, when the 24-105/4 IS is about the same price or lower, and has a 9.0 rating vs 8.9 on the FM Reviews? Likewise, 4.7 stars vs. 4.6 stars on BH. It is only 70 grams heavier (c 2 ounces).
Not trying to be argumentative, just trying to learn.
Well, I missed the sale trying to decide. But for me, I like that the lens is smaller, lighter, sharper (excluding around 50mm), has less barrel distortion at 24mm, and has one stop greater IS. The macro function might be nice for those times that I don't feel like carrying my 100mm macro lens (even if it is only partially useful). I don't need the 70-105 range of the 24-105, since I usually carry my 70-200 f/4 IS.
But I won't purchase it at its regular price. I won't pay more than $1000 for it and probably wouldn't pay that much if there was not a $200 rebate for it now. Unless that sale price returns, I'm sticking with my 24-105.